Press Camp is currently under way in the States and there’s plenty of new stuff coming out of it for you to drool over.
UPDATE – PRICES
UK distributors Upgrade says “we have not got our final pricing yet but by looking at the suggested US selling prices we can make a good assumption on these UK prices: Pivot 429 Trail – Frame with rear shock £2,400”.
Here’s Chris Cocalis unveiling Pivot’s new carbon trail bike – they’re sticking with 29in wheels, but aiming to mix “the XC capabilities of the 429 SL, the technical capabilities of the Mach 6, and do it in a way that makes you forget about wheel size”.
Suspension is the winning DW Link – slung between what Pivot describes as a “slack front end and a short back end that is fast, flickable, and energy efficient“. The rear end is Boost 148, while the 130mm Fox 34 fork takes a 110mm hub. Why go Boost? Pivot reckons that as well as “enhanced frame and wheel stiffness… the Boost™ system also enables us to add more tire clearance, allowing for a wider range of condition specific tire choices“.
All the other good stuff is there too: internal chainstay routing for cables and dropper post, removable front mech mount, double water bottle bosses and Enduro Max cartridge bearings throughout. We’ll reserve judgement on the PF92 bottom bracket, though…
Chipps is out at Press Camp right now so hopefully he’ll come back armed with more info from Pivot. They’ve also unveiled a new Vault ‘gnarmac’ bike (yes, we’re sorry, but that does now seem to be a thing) – for full details on that, head over to Grit.